college access equity by
empowering talented students
to and through college
Scholarships and Grants Earned
Students and Families
We envision a world where every student’s potential is valued and higher educational aspirations are supported and invested in.
The average student only receives
38 minutes of college counseling.
The counselor-to-student ratio is 1:466.
Counselors are tasked with managing heavy caseloads of students with complex educational
and day-to-day needs.
Students need additional guidance and support.
Students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in higher education
have the greatest unmet need.
We bridge income and economic mobility gaps by providing easily attainable college access
guidance and support for all.
"Step Ahead Scholars has been a great help from my junior year to my senior year. They helped me perfect my college essay and provided me with valuable information about the college application process. Without this program, I would have overlooked essential parts of the college application process."
- J. Casillas
We rely on volunteers and donors to help us make a difference in the lives of our students. We invite you to learn more about ways to support our mission and empower students to realize their college dreams.